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    LENS REVIEW: CV Color-Skopar 20mm SL II

    Last year, Cosinaís Voigtlander division introduced a new lens in itís SL II lineup: the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm/3.5 Aspherical SL II. This tack-sharp 20mm wide angle lens produces stunning results and is a very good addition to any enthusiastís lens collection.

    Disclaimer: this review was made with a lens purchased from Cameraquest. No vendor/dealer attribution was involved in this review. All images except for the product shots were taken by the author using a Nikon D700 DSLR. All images shot RAW (12-bit NEF) and were developed using either Lightroom 2.5 or Aperture 2.1 on a Mac Pro (Jan 2008 edition) with 8-cores and 12GB of RAM running the latest version of OS X ďSnow LeopardĒ at the time. All product images copyright 2010 Stephen Gandy All Rights Reserved and used with the authorís permission.

    A little background (and a small sermon):

    Autofocus lenses are great for certain things. I would never dream of shooting the ballet without one. Any time you need to shoot in a fast-paced situation, they are the catís pajamas. But when you want to shoot slowly and deliberately, nothing beats a manual focus prime lens.

    I am also a Leica M shooter and one thing the Leica M-System taught me was that manual focus still has a place in modern photography. I truly feel that oneís best work can be achieved if you are willing to take responsibility for all aspects of the shot.

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    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

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    Re: LENS REVIEW: CV Color-Skopar 20mm SL II

    Thanks for the information.

    In the past I had many CV lenses. I still heve the 12 mm Leica mount lens, because there's no alternative from Leica for that one.

    These lenses have affordable prices, and the quality is fine. I highly regarded my 25mm for example. Unfortunately, I have found that the corners usually had problems compared to the (expensive) Leica alternatives.

    I wonder how the 20mm performs on the corners. If you may upload a few photos that shows its performance, it would be great. because I'm considering this lens for my 5DII. In this range I think Canon has no good performers.

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    Re: LENS REVIEW: CV Color-Skopar 20mm SL II

    If you go to my blog post I have plenty of photos there for you to look at.
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

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